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CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
congress, second to national defense. he felt the school security and national security were one in the same. he was right. even though he fought for fiscal responsibility, he was not the sort of fiscal conservative who was disagreeable about it. his rough exterior was such the opposite of a soft interior. he was a good man. the open secret in washington was warren rudman winning sells machine was a large part of gramm-rudman becoming law. i do not mean in any way to be little the responsibility in the responsibility of center hollins and our man right here. he was really a good salesman. i have to say this about phil graham. mm. phil and i have had a lot of fun over the years. i am famous for saying things i have not -- i'm not supposed to say. i told bill that he -- i have never known him to lose a debate or -- i told phil that i have never known him to lose a debate or when a vote. -- win a vote. he was a center rest never afraid to take on his own party. shortly before announcing he would not seek a third term to serve people of new hampshire, he took both parties to task. he sa
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
. while nothing we can do will fully honor his brave service and his sacrifice in defense of freedom, we have a responsibility to do what we can. i ask every member of this house to join me in honoring this american hero, this great american patriot, by supporting this legislation which will designate the postal facility in macomb township, michigan thearks lance corporal tan thatny a. dilisio clinton-macomb carrier annex. he was survived by his father, by his mother who recently passed away, his brothers, his sisters. we honor them for sharing this person who they loved so much with all of us. we cannot remove their sorrow for the loss of anthony but we can show them that the spire nation honors his service and sacrifice and of course the motto of the united states marine corps is semper fidelis, always faithful. faith to feel their duty, faithful to freedom and liberty, faith to feel this great nation. anthony was a true marine and was always faithful. i ask every member of the body to join me in honoring this great patriot, lance corporal anthony dilisio. the speaker pro tempore: the
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 10:00am EST
corporations built the units. the government participated in the defense department. government doesn't build weaponry. private-sector does that. i presented the figures earlier today with the students and faculty members. in 1980, government contracting with the private sector represented about $47 billion. it was $513 billion in 2008. that is a bit of an increase. you are raising a good question. there are conflicts between government and business that are hard to work out, especially in areas of regulation. they do not like that. there are many ways that the government and the private sector have worked together to produce some of the great achievements in human history. >> please chummy in thanking professor rainey. >> thank you. >> to us for a program on retirement issues for the baby boomer generation. the event features author marc freedman. will open the lines and get your thoughts. organizations are more likely to cut matching contributions than retirement plans. more of that, not beginning at 2:00 p.m. eastern. the united nations security council is meeting to discuss the situ
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
, which is now coming due, and there will be equal defense and discretionary spending cuts on both sides which will be -- which will inflict damage. so all these things are happening at the same time and so the question is going to be asked, how will this budget entanglement be resolved? will it be resolved on the backs of the people that can least afford it? or will the people that can best afford it be asked to help out? it's within this context, mr. speaker, i come before with the progressive message today to bring some clarity to folks listening to the -- c-span today about what the real issues are, what we have to avoid, and what we have to fight for. i submit, mr. speaker, that this deal that is being considered right now by the u.s. congress and the american people and of course the president is still something that is subject to being changed and altered depending upon how vigorously people are willing to advocate for what is right. i want to talk about that today. i want to -- fiscal cliff, the last time i use that term, because it's not that, but there are serious fiscal issues
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
, four army accommodation medals, four army achievement medals, the national defense service medal, the afghanistan campaign medal with three campaign stars, the global war on terrorism service medal, the noncommission officer professional development ribbon military, the army service ribbon, two overseas service ribbons, the nato medal, the air assault badge, the basic parachutest badge, the expert infantryman badge, the combat infantryman badge, the ranger tab and the special forces tab. on october 7, sergeant first class riley g. steaches was laid to rest at the dallas-forth worth national cemetery, not far from his hometown. while earlier that day his life was celebrated and his service to our country was celebrated in a church full of friends and family and fellow patriots. our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of mr. stevens. he will forever be remembered as an outstanding soldier, husband, father and friend. we thank them for his service to our country. john 15-13 which says greater love hath no man than this than the man who laid down his life for his friends.
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
brower chris byron white. despite the stellar offensive and defensive performance from white, which included a touchdown pass and extra points, the owls prevailed. not even president law that could have foreseen that. when he spoke of 100 years ago, the newspapers in this state and around the nation took due note that something big was happening in texas. the new york times reported that president love it had attracted an array of the learning such as had seldom been assembled in the united states. another paper waxed mystically and observed that the president's speech coincided with the early evening appearance of both jupiter and venus and suggested that the evening sky was an all glory of a bright future for the institute. not every newspaper was as perceptive or trance jed -- transcended. one local journal reported the founding of rice in the same column that the news that congo, the largest circus elephant, was coming to town. as i said i will keep my remarks a great great great deal shorter, but i would like to close with a personal word of congratulations to the president on
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
given up engaging in africa, and all the income growth, having those helps us in defense issues and other things, and we are not doing fine now. -- doing that now. >> the easiest way, so maybe we get in right. let's negotiate the first trade agreement in over 40 years. president obama is the first president not to negotiate a trade agreement. >> those were negotiated by the previous administration. good the bottom line is we have an opportunity right now to knock down barriers. you get overwhelming support from that. i think it would have been tougher the first term. there is an opportunity to move forward. we need to help our current trading partners get in right so we can all engage china and the other markets in a way that serves everyone. >> the world still conveys -- still envies financial innovation. they are good at scaling. they are not so good at inventing. i want to go back to this issue of bipartisan support and talk about the republican side. the president did create an entrepreneurship. that got the ball rolling. they also launched a startup america of program that focu
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:30pm EST
would be to find out how they did well. >> defense secretary leon panetta says america's fight against hawkeye is moving beyond clear combat zones, requiring -- against al qaeda is moving beyond clear combat zone. he also discusses the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff, also budget cuts to the defense department. this is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for coming. it is an honor to be back and an honor to be introducing my old boss. as you know, secretary of the net debt is one of the most respected and experienced hands in washington. his resume is legendary. chairman of the budget committee back in the day when they actually passed a budget, director of the office of management and budget, and chief of staff to president clinton when the white house, director of the central intelligence agency, and now secretary of defense, so the question is what in the world are you going to do next. this extraordinary resume does not do justice to the man. leon panetta is a wonderful human being and in some ways a man of contrasts. i am going to give you examples. he is known am
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm EST
defense secretary looked at how budget cuts could affect the pentagon. he spoke of the center for a new american security about the so- called fiscal quick and defense priorities. >> his resume is what i will call legendary. democratic senator. chairman of the house budget committee when they actually passed budgets. director of office of management and budget, and chief of staff to president clinton and white house. now, secretary of defense. the question, what in the world will you do next? this does not do justice to the man. he is a wonderful human being with many different facets, and in some ways, a man of contrast. i will give you a couple of examples. he is known for his warm, italian bear hugs. he is also known around the world for the laser like focus he displayed in hunting down osama bin laden. he often holds meetings in his pentagon office with his dog curled up around his feet as he vigorously presses a particular war plan will it be of particular interest. when traveling he is known to hang out in the back of the plane with staff and journalists. with a scotch on the rock
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
rapid expansion of the navy and use the term "active defense." they're taking that continental interior looking at the view and applying it that sea to protect themselves but also i think to secure the communications for the energy flow into asia along the sea lions. as long as it is done in a constructive laway. then that is good. the contrary is not. the question from indian ocean. and it does not take well to the construction of water, which is a religious standpoint it in massive an infrastructure. i think it draws attention not just to what india thinks of it, but water is at the heart not only of the world's most dangerous or son, but also the world's most dangerous civil war zone. while we're discussing many things, we're underestimating the potential of have it within pakistan upon many of these new infrastructures that have been developed in china. it is certainly far more concerned about [indiscernible] then east to be five years ago. they have been attacked in that region. karachi is self, attacks within karachi, the pakistani forces have not been able to contain the
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 10:00am EST
technique that i have observed that works and is helpful for the department of the defense. talking about a strategy, a broader view, and then through the report get into the details. in the congress, we have all these different committees that claimed some part of the jurisdiction. i had a simple solution. pete, we need some energy legislation and leadership. good luck. every now and then, i would get into his territory and he would teach me a lesson about how far i could get into energy policy because he would come to me and say we have to do this differently. one of the questions i know people will ask -- why are you doing it now? the obama administration will have an opportunity to look at these proposals in november and december and hopefully decide to take advantage of them and use them next year. also i am hopeful and will recommend that this not just be administrative action. congress should implement this, too. beyond that, we will have the proper recommendations with regard to other issues of security, jobs, efficiencies, innovation. this is such an important part of our e
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
defense. day after day they had to answer for that. it put them on the defense for a long time because it was not true. >> the flip side of that, you put the events back in spring, defining him. a lot of regret among republicans about how early you define him. the kind of campaign -- why was that a brilliant insight? >> at the time it was risky because of super pacs. we were going to spend a majority of our money in the summer and not of the fall. we were going to get out spend because we believed that late tv did not matter as much. it turns out we were right. >> based on what you know about the nation's mood and geography, everything you learned, what republican candidate would have had the best shot? >> that is a good question. we were honest about our concerns about jon huntsman. i think he would have been a tough general election candidate. as someone who helped manage his confirmation, he is a good guy. we looked at his profile and thought he would have been difficult. >> and you thought by bringing him inside, you would take him off the -- >> i thought he was a committed
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
fiscal cliff, affordable care act, and defense -- the future of the republican party. the senator has written about several books and reports including his latest, "the debt bomb." medical doctor, senator, and author, tom coburn on c-span and2. >> arizona senator john mccain called the zero obama's policy towards syria -- called the obama's policy toward syria shameful. this is just about one hour. >> good afternoon. the last session before lunch, the good guys, the special burden on democratic nations. we have a star-studded cast and i will hand it over to our moderator, kathleen koch. >> . ruhle for joining us today. the title of our panel in and of itself, "the good guys?" it reflects the self doubt that many of us have had today house we'll lot at a recent intervention in countries like iraq, afghanistan. we asked ourselves, were we the good guys? did we get it right? did we do the right thing? did we do more harm than good? in our panel today, i would like us not to look back, not to rehash the past, but let's look forward and really reflect on the lessons learned in these in
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
view. a lot of defense cuts. >> the head of the conservative caucus, 60% of most conservative guys in the house, jim jordan said the only thing worst than the sequester would be not having the savings and you saw mitch mcconnell saying we aren't ending the sequester. people are drawing lines in the sand -- let's try to cut to it. >> it has to be on c-span only then would the president have to say and boehner would say your spending cuts are what? cbs and nbc hasn't done that. and he was wandering around and if you look at the savings in this budget, $800 billion for not occupying iraq. and he cuts that as part of the savings. he counts of the savings, then you can't have the situation where republicans get why don't you raise taxes all day and no focus. once the bill is written, it needs to be online so everybody can go on their computer and read it and guys in the press can read it and talk radio can read it and citizens read it, not just congressmen or lobbyists and this is aren't obamacare and then surprise to the american people. if you do those two things you won't get a bad bill
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
first line of defense. americans can completely forget about the nuclear issue. the issue of fighting the drug trade, we are going to give you some -- that is outside of this negotiation that can work as a confidence-building measure. >> ok. thank you for those answers. another question we have has to do with the iaea's ongoing investigation on iran which i understand is not part of the p-5 plus one dialogue with iran. it's an issue with iaea, the director and the iranians. this has been going on for sometime. there have been news reports within the last month that the iaea and iran were going to meet in december, mid december, to discuss what's referred to the structured approach for investigating past activities. what -- so the question here is -- how can iran and the iaea resolve those issues, especially when there are serious concerns about potential military dimensions? how does iran get out of that without further criticism for their sanctions but at the same time clean its file? your thoughts. ambassador ekeus, this is an issue that the u.n. has dealt with other countries befor
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 10:00am EST
government spending without jeopardizing our core commitments in national defense and protecting our most vulnerable. and we can jump-start our economy by assuring americans that congress and the president can work together to get the job done and deal courageously with the pressing problems of today. when it comes to the fiscal cliff, the president and congress will either fail together orwell succeed together. there's -- or we'll succeed together. i'm confident we can pass the test and do what's good and right for the american people. >> the president's been talking a lot about taxes lately, and as a c.p.a. who practiced tax for years and a member of the ways and means committee, there's no one who likes to talk about tax more than i do. but let's be honest. talking about taxes is not going to solve the problem that america faces. we have to turn to the spending side of the ledger. and furthermore, his tax proposal will kill about 700,000 jobs and do harm to the economy. again, the wrong direction. i think house republicans have set a fine precedent. four months ago we passed a fra
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 9:00am EST
point about coaching, before the game, it was not a single rep of offense or defense. it was just really lining up and tagging each other. usually, somebody is trying to delude another. when the kid did not rise up to the level of the cheese know that this coach wanted, he told them he was pitiful. the backs of their jerseys are reading animal, eliminator. my question is, who are watching these people? my sonit was is now 14. i interviewed dr. cantu few years ago trying to determine if i wanted to let my son play. at his high school, they have no guidelines. it just cancel the program, but there were no coaching guidelines. there was a kid coaching defense and every other minute he is telling them to lay them out and put them on their ass. there was no technique whatsoever. so who is watching these people? there needs to be another layer, and i agree with that. >> we have heard a couple of assessments here of the kids as early as age 5 say they want to emulate their heroes they see on saturdays and sundays. we have heard figures as high as dropout from tackle football. what is the resear
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
the senate, they have been working on the defense authorization bill. harry reid has been talking about the brugget cuts and tax increases and here he is speaking to reporters just after the caucus lunch. it's about 10 minutes. >> we are -- we had a meeting with the four leaders up here at the white house, it went very well. the problem was that was before thanksgiving. and since that time, there has been little progress with the republic carns, which is a indictment -- republicans, which is a disappointment to me. we only have a couple of weeks to get something done. we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking about specific things. and one month taxes are set to rise for all americans. we passed in the -- we passed in the senate a piece of legislation to protect people making less than $250,000 a year. we have rejected on a bipartisan basis the republicans' efforts to extend the tax cuts for everybody. those are the two majors we have dealt with on the senate floor. if we fail to reach an agreement, the average middle-class family will see their taxes go up by 2,20
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